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John Carrol Grimek: The Nonpareil – Iron Game History – April, 1994

There was seldom a dull moment at the Strength & Health magazine office in York, Pennsylvania, during the early 1950s. York, at the time, was clearly the world center for weightlifting and allied activities. The United States had the world championship weightlifting team and the champions gathered at the York Barbell Club’s battered old gym on North Broad Street to prepare for national and international competition. And bodybuilders from all over the U.S. and the world would spend time at York to get training tips from the dominant bodybuilder of the era, John Carroll Grimek (JCG).